Murray cancels football match

London: British tennis champion Andy Murray has slapped himself with a football ban in a bid to land Wimbledon glory.

The football-mad world No 4 normally gears himself up for a Grand Slam push with a series of kick-abouts with his friends, The Sun reports.

Murray is determined to reach his goal - even if it means temporarily ditching the beautiful game of football.

The British No 1 said: "I like to vary my training to keep it interesting and I play a bit of football because it`s something different. I was going to have a game on the Monday before Wimbledon but I think that is out because of the ankle. I play on the wing but prefer to go up front. I`ve got an eye for a goal."

He added: "But, at the level we are playing at, as everyone always tells me, that`s the easy part because there are so many chances as the defending is horrible. Football is good for you - providing you`re not playing with a bunch of idiots."

Bureau Report

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